By now, most of us have copious amounts of MP3 files floating around our hard drives. If you’re like me, a digital packrat, you’ll have gigs stored away because you never delete anything. Sometimes, these files just don’t have the tags they’re supposed to. Sometimes, you might even get some bogus copies of MP3s without proper IDv3 tags. Whatever the reason, you need to be able to quickly go through your MP3 collection (or parts of it) and re-tag or rename your music files.
Fear not, Mp3tag is here. It can rename files based on tag information, replace certain characters and/or words currently present in your tags and filenames. Mp3tag also can import and export tag information. It even supports the freedb database to lookup selected files so you can automagically get the correct tags for your music.
Mp3tag can perform many features for free. While supplying full Unicode support, it can write ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2-Tags and Vorbis comments to multiple files at the same time. This allows you to retag whole collections or albums with little effort. It can download the CD cover art for the files you’re editing while helping you create new playlists for them.
While renaming or tagging, Mp3tag has recursive sub-folder support which means it can dig through your folders and sub-folders for this tagging renaming sensation. A nice feature it has is the ability to export tag information into user-defined formats (html, xml, etc).
Mp3tag supports multiple file formats. This is essential for those of us who have their collection in various audio formats. The following is a list of the supported formats:
- mp4 / m4a / m4b
Is that enough? Sure seems to be a quite comprehensive list of formats, eh?
Operating System: Works on Windows XP and up.
You might also want to check out Mark’s MakeUse Of review of Audioshell which is also a MP3 tag editor.